J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons Thanks Girlfriend for “New Love”

Lyons and Crangi (photo by PatrickMcMullen.com)J.Crew may once have been known for its stuffy prep-school style, but its eccentric, six-foot-tall creative director Jenna Lyons is anything but traditional. On Monday evening at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards, Lyons publicly acknowledged her girlfriend Courtney Crangi for the first time during her acceptance speech.

Though Lyons and Crangi have been seen together frequently since March, this is the first time Lyons has acknowledged their relationship in public. During her speech she thanked "Courtney, who has shown me new love."

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Lyons caused quite a stir last year in the New York social scene when she was seen about town with Crangi shortly after divorcing her husband Vincent Mazeau. Recently, Lyons sold the Brooklyn townhouse she and Mazeau shared for $4 million dollars and moved to downtown Manhattan with her 5-year-old son, Beckett.

Courtney Crangi is a jewelry executive, the CEO of her brother Phillip Crangi's luxury jewelry line. In 2008, the family brand won a CFDA award for best accessory line. As New Yorkers working in the fashion industry, Lyons and Crangi have been friendly for years. Until now, they have both been silent about the status of their relationship.
Jenna Lyons
Known for her offbeat personal style and widely admired for revitalizing the J.Crew brand, Lyons has emerged as a style icon in recent years. She's not afraid to pair wide-leg neon-green trousers with grandma glasses and orange lipstick. And her approach to her personal life matches her adventurous sense of style. Even before news of her divorce broke, Lyons received both criticism and praise when she appeared in a photograph painting her son's fingernails pink.

Speaking of Lyons' professional life, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour said, "J.Crew is a force to be reckoned with, and anyone who tells you otherwise is insane." Other audience members at the Glamour awards teared-up as Lyons delivered her speech, inspired by a successful woman who's not afraid to march to the beat of her own drummer.

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